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[Children's washtub band at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm]

Description: Photograph of a washtub band consisting of at least nine young adults performing in a barn at Pioneer Farms. They wear homemade t-shirts that read "I'm a Singing Spark." Instruments consist of: three guitars, guitarron, banjo, washtub bass, and at least one tambourine. In 1852, Frederick and Harriet B. Jourdan settled on the site near Walnut Creek with their children. In 1956, grandchildren Laura and Eugene Giles, donated the core of their grandparents' property to the Heritage Society of Austin, in order to preserve the pioneer experience. The site and its museum operated under the auspices of the Austin Natural Science Association and later by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Austin until it was transferred back to the Heritage Society of Austin in 2003. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms operates multiple sites today. Pioneer Farms is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Living History Farms and Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Texas Association of Museums and the Austin Museum Partnership.Pioneer Farms is a registered Austin Historic Landmark and a designated Heritage Tourism Destination Site. Our Pioneer School is community-education partner with the Austin Community College.
Date: [1980..]
Creator: John Bone Photographic Services

[Cutting the Cake]

Description: Photograph of Brigadier General Richard Meyer and Colonel Charles Sloan cutting a cake commemorating the 36th birthday of the United States Air Force. Three women stand to the right, and there is another man to the left.
Date: 1983

[Final Adjustments]

Description: Photograph of SMSgt. Dwight Morehead of the Air National Guard's 155th Tactical Reconnaissance Group from Lincoln, Nebraska, making final adjustments to his aircraft prior to the RAM '88 competition.
Date: 1988
Creator: Blevins, Terry

Governor's Mansion, Austin, Texas

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation, showing concrete entry steps and Texas RTHL medallion over the front door. Two signs on the front lawn on either side of the steps read "Mansion Closed." The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1982 was Governor Bill Clements. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1982
Creator: Texas Highway Department